Coastal waters east of Ipswich Bay and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary:

Winds and seas higher in and near thunderstorms.

Wednesday, northwest winds around 5 knots, becoming east in the afternoon. Seas around 2 feet.

Wednesday night, southeast winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming south 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Thursday, south winds 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Thursday night, south winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Rain likely.

Friday, south winds 15 to 20 knots, diminishing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms.

Friday night, southwestest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Chance of showers.

Saturday, southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Saturday night, southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Sunday, southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Sunday night, northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.